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May 24, 2014 8:15pm EDT
quote that at worth snowden has almost certainly a spy of the government in beijing. then on june 24 when he left hong kong and flew to moscow on his way to ecuador and got trapped in moscow by the u.s. government who revoked his passport the very same people who'd accused him of being a chinese spy instantly transformed their smear smear campaign into oh he's obviously
May 10, 2014 9:00pm EDT
quote go. >> you will make it in beijing. >> we will talk about a whole range of topics. >> let's talk about putin and ukraine. why not impose tougher sectorial sanctions? would they apply to a wide swath of financial and energy industries or be more targeted specifically? >> the steps we have taken with regard to russia have been very carefully determined and quite effective. we have been targeting people in the russian government, senior executives and ceos at some of
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May 31, 2014 3:00am EDT
hagel accused beijing of unstabilizing the area in the china sea. chuck hagel warned that the u.s. would not ignore action that could threaten long-term process. >> china called the south china sea a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation. that's what it should be. in recent months china has undertaken destabilizing actions asserting claims over the south china sea. we oppose any effort by any nation to restrict overflight of freedom or navigations, whether from military or civilian vessels, or countries big or small. the united states will not look the other way when if the add principles are being challenged. >> scott heidler has more. >> reporter: the lang im from the u.s. -- language from the u.s. secretary of geps, chuck hagel - -- defense, chuck hagel, the united states seeing this as possibly having having international ramifications. chuck hagel welcomed a move by japan, where they said they want to be more involved in peace in the region. they are an ally of the united states. they are upping the pivot to asia. in six years 60% of air force and navy will operate out of the reg
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May 18, 2014 12:00pm EDT
is threatened as the worst flooding of the century sweeps across the bal kaningz. >>> beijing sends ships as a waive of antichina sentiment sweeps the country. >>> 10,000 web videos to tell a single story, syria's war comes to the cannes film festival. but first, to libya, where gunmen have stormed the general national congress building in the capitol tripoli. witnesses are saying beginmen from the zen tang greg aid attacked the buildings in the south of the capitol. reports are suggesting there is a lot of smoke coming from the area. the militia used to control several areas of the city. the attack follows violence the weekend in the eastern city of benghazi in which 79 people died. the army has imposed now a no-fly zone over the city. retired general kalifa hafta sees himself as the chief of the self-proclaimed forces. attacks have been carried out by rebels loyal to him. haftar has the support of many officers and many army units. he says he is trying to purge the country of what he calls terrorist groups. he also says the central government has lost control of former rebels who took p
May 19, 2014 6:00am EDT
for not dealing with this incident is underway. >>> evacuation is underway in vietnam. beijing brings citizens home follow ago wave of antichinese rights. >>> there's help to rescue those trapped by the worst flooding. >>> one of the world's most famous flower shows bursts into full bloom. >>> hello. south korea's president has announced plar announce planned plan break up the coast guard. most school children died when the sewol sank. he apologized for the sinking and said the safety agency would handle new duties. >> a tearful president park without the name of passengers and crew who died trying to sai others this in the ferry disaster that's had increasingly repercussions. this was her most formal apology in a televised address to the nation. i could not sleep for the past days in anguish thinking of the student who is have not lumed yet. the responsibility is placed on me. the boats were only able to rescue a third of those on board. 339 on board were teachers and students on board on a school trip. the captain was charged with manslaughter along with three other crew members. but amid th
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May 10, 2014 9:00pm EDT
-changing fourth nuclear weapons test. a document leaked from china's army shows beijing is preparing for a north korean collapse. china calls the report groundless, it includes plans for holding north koreans in camps where they can be controlled and establishing more camps for refugees. last week beening warned -- beijing warned north korea it would by no moons allow war or chaos on our doorstep. i'm joined by gordon chang, a contributor writing on asia and the author of "nuclear showdown - north korea takes on the world." beijing does not seem happy with the north korean antics, and i don't mean to make light of another nuclear test. could beijing stop this if they wanted to get involve. >> i think it would be difficult. for the last two years the chinese have lost influence in the north korean capital and dramatically ilstraighted by hashim thaci, the uncle of the north korea's leader. he was the leader looked to all the time. the other thing is we have to remember why the north koreans test. the important reason is they want a deterrent. yes, they want a deterrent against the united states
flight 370 disappeared. david mckenzie is with the families in beijing. david, what are they saying this morning as we wait for this report to be released? >> reporter: well, john, they're anticipating this report, but i have to say, they probably have expectations managed a little bit. there have been so many false endings to the story. i remember i was on this spot nearly two months ago when the families first started arriving in shock when the plane vanished. and other than a bit of analysis, really, that indicates that the plane went down, according to malaysian authorities, in the southern ocean, the families say they have seen no concrete evidence. that's what they want, something to grasp on to, something solid so they can get some kind of closure. the last few days, they have had very detailed, technical briefings here in beijing, asking very detailed questions, but the feeling here is they might not get the answers they want today, and there is, in fact, a strong police presence here, and cameras are not allowed inside the building. so, perhaps the chinese authorities don't
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May 20, 2014 12:00pm EDT
charges. beijing accuses washington of making up evidence that links chinese officers to hacking. frustration as voting gets off to a bump see start. the army is scaled to insure calm in some areas. delveing in to ancient history using modern technology, we use a truly revealing exhibition in london. ♪ ♪ >>> but first, the developing story we talked about earlier coming out of nigeria. and the reports of two explosions at a market in the central city of jost. let's go more from the nigeria january capital. what more do we know about these explosions. >> reporter: well, the information is starting to strike it in from jos. capital of nigeria's pla t.o. s. according to eyewitnesses twin blasts tore through a busy intersection at the main market in jos. it's also very close where the blast hand is also very close to the university city hospital as well as the town's main [inaudible] so you can imagine a very populated area where there were many people at that time. it happened around 3:00 local time. which is about 2:00 p.m. g.m. it. and eyewitnesses say main people were injured
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May 18, 2014 3:00am EDT
anger in vietnam. our correspondent aidery jan brown -- adrian brown joins us live from beijing. how is the evacuation going? >> reporter: elizabeth, the first of the vessels that china is sending is due to arrive in the early hours of monday morning. each of the five ships carry around about 2,000 people, so we are potentially looking at an evacuation of 10,000 chinese nationals. the last time we saw an evacuation of foreigners on this scale would have been just before the united states began its speedy withdrawal of its nappingsals before the -- nationals before the fall of saigon in 1995. 3,000 chinese have been evacuated. the fact that china is sending in warships underlines how soars the situation has become. >> great disturbances over the last few days. no doubt these will have an impact on vietnam's economy here. what is vietnam saying - not just because of the economic implication, but -- >> the economic impact will be huge because taiwan is a large investors, and the taiwanese factories were targeted most by the mobs, the mobs making no distinction between taiwanese and othe
May 30, 2014 10:00am EDT
in china and the direction that is taken. 25 years ago, the chinese students and citizens in beijing and across china demanded the government and the freedom of expression and media. but today, the foundation in these areas are much worse than before in many ways. for example, when the new leadership took power in 2013, it issued a secret document which voiced onto this and i quote, we must not permit the dissemination that oppose the party. the publication of views that represents the central leadership or the spread of the political rulers to see the image of the party or the nation. it sounds like something from the dark ages, but it is happening in china. china has now fallen into its own dark age. not only has the party started systematic mafia style come team to silence any dissenting voice by physically removing through democracy and human rights activities through massive arrests for the severe sentences, but more seriously, it has launched an ever big campaign to control the chinese people's minds. the chinese party announces the american and political system which we all ch
May 6, 2014 5:30am PDT
. the us. i have. oh well. cctv world headquarters in beijing thank you for joining us. he has three pm here the chinese capital. our top story this awful time he's been in the kitchen and is into his third full day of its four country tour in africa. he's laid out a framework for china africa cooperation in a speech at the hidden corners of the african union. speaking on monday in addis ababa ethiopia created a new proposed four principles for deepening cooperation and he underlined six primary areas of cooperation. cctv is core to chop has the details the premier league said conley of africa's role in maintaining world peace and stability is africa has become one pole of the world in three dimensions and when claire on the stage of world politics. you can shoot the heir to the global economic growth and to call for party human civilization in order to further deepen bilateral ties. we proposed for guiding principles treating each other seems fairly and equally consolidating solidarity and mutual trust to jointly pursue an inclusive development and promoting innovation in bilateral pra
May 16, 2014 10:30am PDT
than their parents did. we visited three generations of one family in beijing to hear how they see the rapid transformation of their country. >> two parents, one child. a typical chinese family. zhao wen-hua is 50. for years, she worked as an executive assistant at a real-estate company. now, she's enjoying her retirement. her husband, chen bin, works in the radiology department of a beijing hospital. the couple's 20-year-old daughter bei-bei is studying chemistry. this family belongs to china's increasingly wealthy middle class. >> our generation was fortunate to be born in the 1960's. we grew up as china was launching major reforms. then there was the economic boom. when we graduated from university, there were lots of good jobs. the cost of living was still low. and we were able to lead the kind of life we wanted. for zhao's mother, wei shu-qin. she's 83 and has raised four children. her generation survived japanese occupation, civil war, and a harsh life under mao ze-dong. she likes to exercise in a nearby park. when she's up to it, she joins the tai-chi group. high-rise apartm
May 20, 2014 2:30pm PDT
officers accusing economic espionage. beijing says washington has double standards, claiming the americans are just as good at spying on other countries, including china. >> china denies spying on u.s. companies. beijing is infuriated by the unprecedented indictments of these five chinese men. washington suspects them of cyber espionage for economic purposes. the chinese foreign ministry summoned the u.s. ambassador and says washington is accusing others of something it is doing itself. >> the u.s. is the one who launched cyber surveillance and tapping against individuals, companies, and institutions around the world. china is a victim of this. >> beijing demands the withdrawal of the indictments. china has suspended cooperation with the united states on an internet working group. >> we will take further action in accordance with the situation. >> the men are suspected of stealing information from u.s. companies. according to the white house, the u.s. warned china against these attacks. >> we have consistently and candidly raised concerns with the chinese government. today's announcement r
May 22, 2014 2:00pm PDT
of attacks in the west, which beijing is blaming on muslim separatists. >> heavy security was out in the streets after the deadliest attack the troubled western chinese city has seen in recent memory. witnesses said two suv's plowed into a crowded morning market with assailants throwing bombs against the windows. there were at least a dozen black. one of the cars exploded as well. the city has been the scene of ongoing tensions. just three weeks ago, it was rocked by an attack at a train station that killed three people and injured 79. assailants set off bombs and attacked people with knives. in both cases, authorities in beijing have blamed militants fighting for an independent state for the attacks. >> this violent terrorist incident once again shows that terrorists are fundamentally against humanity, society, and civilization. they should be condemned only by the chinese people and the international community. >> beijing has vowed to crack down on the violence. the president said no effort would be spared to maintain stability. >> some other news, an attempt by the united natio
May 29, 2014 5:00am PDT
they held in march in beijing. thousand, aft now, after the talks japanese cabinet members talked about kis duszed measures. they considered lifting some sanctions on the north in phases if authorities in pyongyang showed a willingness to launch an effective probe. the north koreans have pushed for the lifting of sanctions related to travel and for the settlement of issues tied to japan's past colonial rule of the korean peninsula. these talks between japan and north korea have been going on for several years now. nhk world's hiroki yajima explains how negotiators got to this point. >> reporter: japanese and north korean negotiators met in beijing in 2008 to go over the abductions issue. the north koreans agreed to conduct a fresh investigation and release findings toward the end of the year. but that changed when japanese prime minister stepped down. authorities in pyongyang cited his resignation as a reason to call off the probe. the issues stayed on the back burner for years. then this past march, government officials from both countries held the first talks in more than 12 months. they
. officials in beijing warning the white house they will retaliate if charges against five chinese military officers are pursued by the justice department. these officers are accused of hacking into american companies to steal american trade secrets. china's assistant foreign minister has summoned u.s. ambassador max baucus to discuss the charges. so, what corporate secrets did the hackers try to steal? well, these hackers allegedly stole network credentials for all of the employees at allegheny technologies, spied on steel manufacturer alcoa and eavesdropped on e-mails from the steelworkers union during a trade dispute. it comes down to hackers trying to find a shortcut for chinese businesses to get ahead of american businesses. many of these chinese businesses are actually government-owned or tied to the chinese government. steel is consistently viewed as better quality in the u.s. than chinese steel. some of the attacked companies were doing business in china. hackers also allegedly stole blueprints to nuclear power plants. that's what the u.s. alleges. and business plans for solar energ
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May 20, 2014 6:00am EDT
of 2 constitution as marshal law is declared. web war, beijing summoned the u.s. ambassador after five military offices are charged with cyber theft. a country on the edge, military chiefs turn against the government as several countries close their embassys. and it's election day in malowi and we will look at who is going to be the country's next president. ♪ the government says the army must act according to the principals of the constitution and democracy and follows a declaration of marshal law, the army insists it's not trying to seize power and only seeking to restore order after months of mass street protests and we report from bangkok. >> reporter: this is what marshal law looks like. tanks are back on the streets in bangkok. soldiers making themselves very visible in strategic areas. the head of the military says the armed forces are now in control of all security in the country but this is not a coup. >> translator: to maintain peace an order and bring back peace into all groups and all sides as soon as possible i use law section two and four on marshal law 2457 to announ
already knew. coming up, we'll go live to beijing where david mckenzie is following the family reaction to this data release. now that it's public what do they think and is it enough for them? stay with us for that. >>> now to nigeria, where a top official now says they think they know where hundreds of kidnapped girls are being held. the girls were abducted from a school over a month ago. so far, other than this video, there's been no sign of them. now with an international team, including americans, trying to track down these girls, nigeria's warning a rescue may not be possible. arwa damon live in abuja, nigeria. make sense of this for us. nigerian officials now saying they think they know where the girls are being held but they're not sure a rescue is possible. what's the disconnect? >> reporter: those comments, christine, were coming from the defense chief, alex bade, and he was basically addressing a small crowd of protesters, saying, yes, they know where the girls are, they're not disclosing the information at this stage. that's understandable, operational security most certainly
May 5, 2014 9:00am PDT
with chinese prison she's thinking gathered an economic summit in beijing later this year. liberal democratic party vice president muslim people call madonna and other japanese lawmakers are visiting china called i met former foreign minister tang. she arched one on sunday on a set of a once a bolt on sushi. in november during the apec economic summit in beijing. ten promised he will convey the request to the chinese leadership can refer to ongoing discussions in japan over whether the country can exercise his right to collective self defense that allows japan to use armed force to defend allies under attack. he also ask warmer weather obvious candidate is trying to radically change japan's security policy colder climate and doesn't see china as a threat to canada japan and other countries in the region worried that china keeps spending more money on defense. organisms are crossing the pacific ocean on debris from the tsunami that hit japan in two thousand and eleven officials that depends upon a ministry to find out how it could affect ecosystems on north america's west coast. the tsunami ca
May 19, 2014 2:00pm PDT
military unit for allegedly hacking trade secrets from american companies. the move has infuriated beijing. >> the first-ever prosecution of state actors over cyber espionage. washington would use all means available to arrest him. >> the u.s. has long accused china of cyber spying but it has never made those accusations official in a court of law until now. enough is enough. >> his administration will not tolerate actions by any nation that seeks to illegally sabotaged american companies and undermine the integrity of fair competition in the operation of the free market. this case should serve as a wake-up call to the seriousness of the ongoing cyber threat. >> the indictments are against five members of the chinese military. they allegedly spied on six u.s. companies including nuclear power plant builder westinghouse and the largest american aluminum company. the u.s. says the alleged spying gave the chinese companies unfair advantages in the market. the chinese foreign ministry quickly rejected the charges and said the case would harm u.s. chinese relations. china is a staunch defender
May 5, 2014 5:30am PDT
seven after the beijing summit of the full rent on china africa cooperation in the past six years. we have already completed the announcement of coupons for being restless all sixty four protests carlos. more than thirty seconds. it doesn't budge on his presidency sinking into africa and african leaders trips to china move the relationship off to new party of china's imports and exports bank said late last year that the chinese government and state owned banks to provide up to one trillion dollars to africa but twenty twenty five fifty times the amount provided and twenty tall. but that aside that there are still many challenges and effort of the tightest companies need to build its own in some countries use of security concerns like in somalia for instance. in the drc. o as in other countries to a very stable and valuable dynamic economies. so i think though when you read in africa one two to protect us continental most awesome frequent as the so people opportunities and challenges um i would advise chinese companies own school can be mined for all three local sensitivities and cordi
May 18, 2014 9:00pm EDT
their members on a more united front against china. >> ok. to question is, what happens make beijing remove it? >> hopefully, not too much. it is the middle of august before the monsoon season hits. at that point, they will have made their point. their point will have been made and they can safely move aside. if you thought this is about the oil, there might be deals that can be done, and so on. if china is making a larger point to the united states about the waters in this part of the world, it will take quite a bit to get them to change their car to us -- calculus. is in chinaputin this week. do you think what happened in crimea will embolden? >> they have been careful. they have not come out in outright support of russia. there are elements within the chinese government who understand that russia is not the model they want to follow. this is not a rising global power. china benefits from being part of an international order. hopefully, they will not think that vladimir putin's strategy is one they need to emulate in the south china sea. presidentth korean says that she is responsible for th
much for waking up with us. >>> coming up in a few minutes, we're going to go live to beijing, where david mckenzie is following the family reaction to this data being made public now, so stay with us for that. >>> want to go now to nigeria, where this morning a top official says they now think they know where hundreds of kidnapped girls are being held. these girls were abducted from a school more than a month ago, but so far, other than this video, there's been no sign of them. now, with an international team, including americans, trying to track those girls down, nigeria is warning that a rescue might not be possible. so, what are we supposed to make of all this, this claim? arwa damon is live in abuja in nigeria this morning. and arwa, explain this to us. was this an off-handed remark by a defense official in nigeria, or is this a legitimate claim, hey, we really know where they are and we can get them when we want? >> reporter: well, that's exactly what we've been trying to figure out, placing numerous calls to various spokespeople within the ministry of defense, ministry of info
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May 29, 2014 9:00am EDT
in a mass trial held in the same province targeted in a deadly suicide attack a week ago. from beijing, aljazeera reports on how the government is trying to reassure the public. >> imagine beginning each working day like this, early morning commuters corralled like cattle. they are cueing to enter one of beijing said busy subway stations. there's a weary acceptance. >> i don't think the effect will be great. the real attacks won't take place in such a subway station. >> i was a bit worried before but feel better now that security has been beefed up. >> in beijing, armed police now patrol the streets. elsewhere, the early seems on a war footing. this show of force was in the capitol of the rest of the province and a response to last week's car bombings here that killed 39. the central government blamed the attacks on accept are activities. such images are aimed at reassuring and increasingly worried public. >> the government wants to send out the signal that the committee to protecting lives and safety of the public in a more effective way. i think the chinese people will finally be ail
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May 7, 2014 10:00am EDT
. a document allegedly leaked from china's army says beijing is preparing for a collapse whier china calls it groundless, they are calli establishing more catches for ref uming ease. last week, beijing warned north korea it would by know means allow chaos or war on our doorstep. i am joined here by gordon change who writes on asia: gordan, good to have you with us. beijing certainly does not seem happy with all of the north korean antics. i don't mean to make light of another nuclear is t could bang jing stop this? >> i think it would be difficult because the chinese easy have been losing influence. this was illustrated by the execution of of the uncle of north korea's leader. he was the man beijing looked to for trying to influence the forth korean regime. we have to remember why they test. the most important reason is they want a deterrent against the united states and against china because china and it korea have been fighting each other for 600, 700 years. >> china is the only ally they ? >> the north koreans know the chinese keep north korea in business. the north koreans figure out i
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May 18, 2014 11:00pm EDT
, and warned washington to mind its own business. for now, the focus for beijing is getting the nationals out of vietnam. >>> after days of often violent anti-chinese protests, the vietnamese authorities appear to be containing the disturbances. police broke up the protest in ho chi minh city. demonstrators are angry over china's refusal to halt the deep sea oil operators in waters claimed by vietnam. >> translation: the intention today was to show support for the government adds efforts to chase the chinese rig from our waters. >> reporter: the skirmishes in the waters have been going on for almost two weeks. >> the worry is it could get out of the control. like china, vietnam's government is communist and tends to keep a lid on des-september. it was unable to -- dissent. it was unable to stop days of violence. stom attacked chinese -- some attacked chinese-run factories, many were taiwanees owned - a distinction lost on the rioters. the trouble began after china moved an oil rig close to islands. close to japan, beijing is involved in a tussle over the spratly islands. for now, the focus f
May 25, 2014 9:00pm EDT
is possible. that is true for these beijing kids who have completed their first-ever semester at the yao school, the new afterschool program that teaches not only dribbling and jump shots but also teamwork. >> the one child policy, i think, including myself, the only child in a family, beinbg surrounded by parents, grandparents with no need to share anything. >> don't take offense, but why are you doing this? why have you not just taking your riches and gone off like so many others in society, gone off to greener pastures with your money? why are you doing this? >> that is a boring life you just told me. [laughter] feel that i learned so much from basketball. i learned how to talk to people, how to bring people together, and also, how to be honest with other people. that is the key for society. >> he takes kids on a one-on-one basis and gets down. you can see him get on his knees. he chats with them and really wants to leave a mark. >> as does the nba in china. how about this for a coincidence? china's ceo shoemaker announcing the nba is now a shoemaker. unveiling a new nba-branded sneak
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May 13, 2014 4:00am EDT
. >>> and they hope to challenge beijing's exchange rate. i feel like we've been here before. we'll be in beijing, coming up. ♪ ♪ over 1.2 billion eyeballs are on us during the two weeks at wimbledon. true tennis fans want to know what's happening, they don't want to just see what's happening, they want to know and understand why it's happening. anybody can just put data up, but we want to get a reaction, make it far more interactive. we rely on the cloud to provide that immersive digital capability. >>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." >>> welcome back to "worldwide exchange." we've had comments made by the deputy governor for financial stability at the bank of engl d england. he said market liquidity won't return to precrisis levels after too big to fail has been tackled. he says we still need to do more work, still steps needed before no bank is too big to fail in the uk. the reforms have made the financial system more resilient and less risky. he does believe we need to agree on international standards on leverage ratios and need to agree on standards for net stable funding ratio a
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May 20, 2014 11:00am EDT
of international relations and damaged chinese u.s. cooperation and trust. >> beijing accused washington of double standards saying that the united states is guilty of what they are achewing china of. a building in shanghai, a united states security company is satisfied it is the source of many of the cyber attacks. the u.s. is saying that the targets are including businesses in the steel industry, untrue says china. these latest indictments are coming at a time of growing friction between the united states and china, but as ties between moscow and beijing are growing. putin is in shanghai and saying that the relations have never been better. president putin is isolated on the world stage but among friends here. they are facing the criticism over the territorial disputes with the smaller neighbors. putin is here and attending a summit. and hoping to se kier an energy deal with china, russia's single biggest trading partner. these russian sailors strolling on the world famous waterfront is taking part in joint naval drills with the chinese, a symbol of the new cooperation between the two giant neig
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May 27, 2014 3:00am EDT
as beijing and hanoi trade accusations - this time over the sinking of a vietnamese fishing boat. >> two weeks before the world cup kicks off in brazil - where is the passion. revealing, and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time. rosie perez >> i had to fight back, or else my ass was gonna get kicked... >> a tough childhood... >> there was a crying, there was a lot of laughter... >> finding her voice >> i was not a ham, i was ham & cheese... >> and turning it around... >> you don't have to let your circumstance dictate who you are as a person >> talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america al jazeera america. we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. >> we pursue that story beyond the headline, pass the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capital. >> we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. >> and follow it no matter where welcome back. the top stories here in al jazeera. egyptians are vot
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May 12, 2014 1:00pm EDT
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Al Jazeera America
May 15, 2014 3:00am EDT
beijing deployed an oil rig into a disputed territory into the south china sea. >> reporter: days of protest outside factories in ho chi mining city - saw buildings torched and chinese nationals targeted. violence peaked in the last 24 hours, leaving more than 20 dead. some vietnamese, the majority chinese. it's a care outbreak of public disorder in the tightly controlled country. for many companies, they were not chinese, they were taiwanese or sian. this taiwanees man fled in fear of his life. >> translation: all i can say, i never felt to squared. i didn't sleep all night. i had a lot of friends that can't escape. they didn't dare to come out. they were afraid if they came out they'd be beaten. >> the anger has been fuelled by beijing's disoigs deploy an -- decision to delay an oil reg in a disputed area of the south china sea. there has been reports of chinese ships and taiwanese vessels running into each other. it's an attempt by china to push its claim on the south china see and the sprattly islands, looking for richer fishing grounds and a their in the oil and gas reserves.
Al Jazeera America
May 15, 2014 12:00pm EDT
on wednesday. beijing deployed an oil rig in disputed territory of the south china sea. >> protests in ho chi minh city. violence has peaked leaving 20 people dead. some were vietnamese, but the majority are believed to be chinese. it's a rare outbreak of disorder in a tightly controlled country. >> in recent days we've seen looting and arson, and it's directly related to vietnamese indulgence of anti-chinese forces within its territory. he urge the chinese government to conduct investigation. >> chinese are escaping the violence through border posts. many mistakenly attacked japan's government expresses concern of its businesses in the country. and south koreans have also been caught up in the violence. the anger has been fueled by beijing's decision in disputed area of the south china sea. in the past week there have been reports of chinese, vietnamese ship in the area ramming each other and using water canons. >> we have determined to fulfill our duty which is to protect the sovereignty of vietnam's economic zones and prevent the violation of an outside force especially chinese forces. >>
Al Jazeera America
May 18, 2014 1:00pm EDT
moved an oil rig close to the paracel i'll lands claimed by china and vietnam. >> beijing is involved in ma tulsa in the philippines over the stratly islands. but now, they are getting their nationals out of vetnam, sending five war ships to speed up evacuation efforts. >> we are sending some very experienced people to vetnam. u >> we are sending some very experienced people to vietnam. 3,000 have fled the city. worried about the economic fallout, vietnam's government is promising to protect all investors, china and taiwan are among the biggest. whether they remain so is now in doubt. >> the response of china's government to the attack on its citizens has so far been restrained. there have been no counter demonstrations here and there could be a good reason for that. the authorities are perhaps unwilling to allow protests so close to the anniversary of the expression of the student-led protests almost 25 years ago. adrienne brown, beijing. >> ukraineians are preparing to vote in next week's presidential elections. there isn't a lot of support for those elections in the east. at a pro-
Al Jazeera America
May 19, 2014 3:00am EDT
from beijing is this just about an oil rig in disputed waters, and how is this dispute going to play out, do you think, with the international conference on regional stability, set to take place in china? >> that's right. that conference begins in shanghai and will be attended by vladimir putin, amongst others. the focus at the moment is china's assertive claims in the south china sea. it's not just about oil and gas and shipping lanes. many analysts believe that in a sense the chinese want to test america's resolve in in part of the world, america's determination to reengage with this part of the world. they want to know how far america is prepared to go in protecting its allies, japan and the philippines. remember president obama visited both countries last month. when he was in japan he recognised japan's calls for the island. yes, i think that america is essentially saying that what china is doing right now is in many ways a response to their desire to re-engage with this part of the world. also tomorrow we will see the start of military exercises between russia and also the ch
Al Jazeera America
May 19, 2014 5:00am EDT
and they are angry for placing an oil rig in disputed waters and the china correspondent brown has more from beijing. >> the evaluation of chinese nationals from vietnam is gathering pace and 16 over the seriously injured arrived there and there are about 3,000 chinese in total so far that have been evacuated but about 4,000 remain in the country and dispatched four vessels to central vietnam so this evacuation process is going to go on for several days i imagine. now, this latest clash between vietnam and china is not just over china's decision to deploy an oil rig to islands also claimed by vietnam. this is also, say analysts, about china wanting to test american's results to see how far america is prepared to go defending allies in the region particularly japan and the philippines. also china says that its actions at the moment are in many ways a direct response to america's attempt to reengage with this part of the world. they say that america's efforts to assert its influence once more in this part of the world is increasing tensions and that is with the united states and not china says beijing
Al Jazeera America
May 20, 2014 3:00am EDT
. >>> hello, welcome to al jazeera live from doha. also ahead - beijing summons the u.s. ambassador after five chinese military officers are charged with cyber theft. >>> a country on the edge - the head of libya's special forces switches sides against the government. and it's election day in malawi. we look at who is in the running to be the country's next president. >>> marshall law has been declared in thailand. the army's intervention follows months of protests and unrest. the military say they want to restore order and not seize power. this is the scene of the thai capital where soldiers are on the street. veronica pedrosa, our correspondent, is in the thai capital, bangkok. army is surrounding the protest camps. what is the atmosphere like? >> i think people are pretty relieved in some way, and in some sections of society, because this is a country that's been in a state of political turmoil since 2006, and most recently in a state of political deadlock. it feels as if the military is taking control in a kind of big brother kind of way. but it remains to be seen whether that is, indeed,
May 30, 2014 5:00pm EDT
and the direction it is taking. 25 years ago, the chinese students and citizens in beijing and across china demanded a clean government and the freedom of expression and media. but today, the conditions in these areas are much worse than before in many ways. for example, when the new 2013,ship took power in it issued a secret document which boils down to this. we must note -- " allow the sending opinions that oppose the theory. the publication of these contrary positions that represent potential leadership or the spread of a little rumor that hurt the image of the party were nation." likeunds like something out of the dark ages but it has happened in china. china has fallen into its own dark age. party started a systematic, mafia-style operation to silence any dissenting oyster by physically removing democracy and human rights activists through massive arrests, disappearances, severe sentences, but more seriously, it has launched a campaign to control the chinese people's minds. the party state openly announces and thences the west political system which we all cherish. it longs to eradicate the sev
May 1, 2014 6:00pm PDT
. >> some parents in beijing, china, are outraged and you're about it to see why. this is footage from inside a school in beijing. these students are 3 and 4-year-olds. >> [ inaudible ]. >> and their 27-year-old teacher yells and screams at these kids. you'll also see some physical contact. you see her there kick that small boy originally, parents began noticing that their children were coming home with bruises, with stran parents were noticing their children's attitudes and behaviors were changing. >> there are other adults. do they not notice anything? come on. >> she could be the boss, you know. >> yeah. >> she could be in charge. >> you're seeing areas of the cafeteria, but there's footage from outside the rest room. you see her trying to get the students to file in. two students refused to go in and you see her get aggressive with those student ps this 27-year-old teacher admitted to this abuse and says she's been doing it since april of last year. she has been arrested and the education commission formed a special team to investigate this matter further. there are photos from par
May 19, 2014 6:30pm PDT
their investment and beijing is pursuing tear builder to compete on a global stage. but many companies here say they feel unwelcome. relations between the u.s. and china are tense over foreign policy, cyber spying and trade, some chinese firms fear their investments would face unfairly tough scrutiny in the name of national security, in an industry that's seen as sensitive. baucus, ae long-time washington power broker, though, remains upbeat. >> where there is a will, there is a delay. >> for "nightly business report," i'm eunice euan in beijing. the teen retailer and parent of three people and anthropology reported higher expenses that overshadowed a rise in revenue, fails that the fame sake brand continued to decline. shares were lower after the close, during the regular session the stock was off slightly at $36.17. shares of intermune jumped on positive drug test data. it says experimental medicine to treat a fatal lung disorder had positive results. the drug maker will resubmit the treatment for approval in the u.s. the stock up almost 13.5% to finish at $38.92. campbell's soup posted weake
May 9, 2014 5:00am PDT
to tackle the problem. >> reporter: the summer palace is one of beijing's most popular tourist parks. it's a world heritage site that unesco called a masterpiece of chinese landscape design. the officials who run it do their best to keep things in top shape. but no matter how hard think work, some visitors have other ideas. here, and at many other precious cultural sites, graffiti is a growing problem. it has attracted the notice of the national authorities. china's state-run media instructs tourists to refrain from damaging cultural assets. >> reporter: but even the great wall is not immune. and it seems as if non-chinese are also among the culprits. this is one of the best preserved paths of the great wall. but this section has frequently been the target of graffiti in chinese and other 49 languages such as english. people who need to carve their names don't care if they damage the ancient stone walls. as a way to discourage them, officials applied some psychology. rather than try to catch offenders, they put up a covering on the walls inside one watch tower. here, people can satisfy t
May 14, 2014 5:30am PDT
in years. let's bring in our correspondent. beijing said it has "serious concerns over this violence in vietnam." what does that mean exactly? >> china says it is monitoring the situation and that it has launched representation with the vietnam, that it is concerned for the safety of all chinese citizens in vietnam as well. china is exercising its growing political power and military might, economic power in this through these increasingly aggressive actions in the south china sea. the vietnamese protests were against a china -- against china in erecting an oil rig in these disputed waters. ships have been ramming this oil rig. spoken out against those actions and asked vietnam to stop interfering with its actions and what it claims -- in what it claims is its own territory. >> give us more background about these waters and what makes them so contentious. >> these are some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. they are also incredibly rich in oil and natural resources, as we just discussed. china has built an oil rig in these waters, and these waters are not just claimed by chi
May 20, 2014 2:00pm PDT
with beijing. >> russia wants to lay down a major gas pipe deal that will guarantee booming chinese industries energy security while locking in a big slice of global demand for moscow. >> russia and china finding the sales together. xi jinping and vladimir putin put their signatures to deals on transportation and infrastructure. today also sees the start of joint naval maneuvers in the east china sea. >> cooperation between our two ministries and militaries is very important. cooperation is significant in maintaining regional and global peace and stability. >> but the crowning deal was still missing, a contract for russia to supply gas to china for 30 years is being held up on a disagreement over price. moscow's state run gas company could provide energy until 2018. they want to finish the deal quickly. but that gives beijing leverage. china's minister did not go into specifics. >> we attach importance to practical operation between china and russia. we will begin operating on more large-scale projects to improve our two nations' power and competitiveness. >> it would allow russia to diversif
May 21, 2014 2:30pm PDT
>> welcome back to the newsroom. you are watching "france 24.a" a deal between russia and beijing. they call it the biggest contract with the former ussr, and militants strike again as workers are searching through bombs one day after twin killed one hundred 18 people, and floodwaters recede in the balkans, revealing devastation. swiss -- swift delivery of aid. we began with the signing of a major energy deal. china and russia have reached an agreement over gas supply. the $400 billion agreement comes after a decade in the making. for china, the world's top energy user, it secures a fast source of cleaner fuel, while for russia, it opens up a wider market as it is losing customers in europe over the crisis in ukraine. the details. >> the detail is signed after 10 years of negotiations. a 400 and china inked billion dollar agreement. starting in 2018, gazprom will gasrise -- supply natural every year, one quarter of what china consumes. this will last 30 years. negotiations were delayed due to a disagreement over prices. they believe that international circumstances may have pushed
May 22, 2014 5:30am PDT
. our beijing correspondent joins us for more on this. what other details do we have on this attack? hearing isst we are that an explosive device has been found at the train station nexte province next -- the province. we do know the train station was shut down for about an hour and is now back open. attack,s this morning's it is difficult to get a clear picture of what happened because foreign media aren't allowed to travel to that region. people have been killed, more than 90 injured in the attack. two vehicles approached a busy marketplace about an hour after sunrise from different. one vehicle plowed into a group of people. the other fight -- vehicle either exploded or through bombs -- threw bombs out of the vehicle. this is the latest in a series of attacks on the region. on march 1, an attack on a train station killed -- another attack happened just one day after the president visited the region. a week later, a knife attack killed another three people. it seems as though these violent attacks are escalating. china's response been so far to this increase in attacks, reportedly
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